Today President Emmerson Mnangagwa dropped a bombshell when he announced that the country will have its own currency by December of this year. Unsurprisingly, this elicited a number of responses from Zimbabweans who took to social to express their feelings over their announcement.
Mnangagwa confirms new Zimbabwean currency is on the way.
Should be interesting to observe how the Interbank and Parallel markets respond to this statement. https://t.co/ORWOz3fdW4
— Alex T Magaisa 🇿🇼 (@Wamagaisa) June 7, 2019
Which is which? In April, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube tells Bloomberg TV that Zimbabwe will introduce a new currency by year-end. A few weeks later,he recants,saying he was misquoted. Today, President Mnangagwa says the country is indeed planning to introduce its own currency. pic.twitter.com/AhoY4UQtv6
— Brezh Malaba (@BrezhMalaba) June 7, 2019
Act 1 Scene 1: Enter Mthuli Ncube: "Zimbabwe will introduce new currency in 12 months"
Act 1 Scene 2: Mthuli Ncube faces parliament: "I was misquoted"
Act 1 Scene 3: Enter Mnangagwa Zimbabwe will have its own currency by year end pic.twitter.com/u4KLwOBzlF
— Nqaba Matshazi (@nqabamatshazi) June 7, 2019
How many new currencies can a country get in one year?
Nonsense upon stilts. https://t.co/V11gKjeBDz
— Fadzayi Mahere🇿🇼 (@advocatemahere) June 7, 2019
— Kudzie (@kudzie_sharara) June 7, 2019
NB – from January (before the creation of the RTGS Dollar): https://t.co/vjRpDO0dVn
— Joseph Cotterill (@jsphctrl) June 7, 2019